If there is one certainty in this world surrounded by and immersed in technological advancement, it is that there are no limits to just how far advancements in those technologies and digitalisations will go. Take the technology responsible for photography, for example. This is a tech that is constantly changing and evolving, always elevating to the next level. It seems that, the more that we peg on the quality of photography and the tech behind it, the faster and more efficiently it all advances to the next level. It is astounding how quickly it all progresses, and yet we are so enthralled in it all that we encourage it and even crave it as it happens in real-time.
The smartphone camera ups the ante
One element of photography technology that is advancing at exceedingly rapid speeds is that of the cameras on smartphones. While cameras on these phones are nothing new, the quality of those cameras is becoming almost scarily efficient. This is so much so, in fact, that more and more people are opting away from paying for expensive professional photographers, or buying expensive photography equipment to further their careers in photography, in favour of using the camera on their smartphones to take the shots. Of course, there is still a definitive line between professional photos and the cameras on smartphones, but every day the line is becoming more blurred, as the technology behind smartphone cameras advances beyond expectation, time and again.
Top quality for a fraction of the price
Regardless of if the photographs in question are for a newborn baby photoshoot, a wedding, or a vacation (or anything in between), it is becoming more popular to use a smartphone to take the photos, thus saving a fortune on professional photographer fees. Why? Because the price of professional photos, as incredible as they may be, continues to remain more alarming than most would like to admit. Not everyone makes enough disposable income to be able to afford professional photography at every opportunity (if any at all).
Put simply, many people find it difficult to justify the thousands of dollars that professional photographers charge to have photographs taken. And realistically, when the quality of the tech in smartphone cameras is as high-tech and high quality as it currently is, why would they?
The photography technology improves
The cameras on smartphones are becoming better and better all the time, and it shows. The astounding quality of the pictures that are taken with smartphone cameras is becoming so incredibly palpable that people are opting out of using professional photography equipment altogether. There is a specific market for high-quality photography technology, but now that smartphones are mimicking that quality more and more easily, it is becoming easier and easier to feel at peace using a smartphone’s camera rather than a professional top-grade photography camera to capture those memorable shots.
The future of smartphone camera technology is always advancing, and there is no telling how quickly it will continue to soar in terms of advancement in the future.